30th November 2018
Next week we will be continuing to read ‘Stick Man’. We will be talking about the seasons. We would like to ask you for more sticks and leaves.
The theme of the week has been all about Friendships. We have focussed on the book ‘On Sudden Hill’, which looks at the topic of friendship. The children have been busy this week creating paintings of their friends, making settings from the story and writing about their friends. We have talked about the characters and their feelings and what it is like to feel lonely.
16th November 2018
This week was Anti-bullying week. We celebrated by wearing odd socks and focussing on our friendships. We made things for a friend and made a friendship contract. We started to look at the story called ‘On Sudden Hill’. The children have been really enjoying turning boxes and containers into new creations. We had fire engines, buses, rockets, drums, monsters and trains! During Numeracy we’ve been discussing what is taller/shorter than us. We challenge you to measure yourself using various objects. For example, how many pencils tall are you? How many dinosaurs long are you? We look forward to seeing this challenge on tapestry or bring in a photo next week.
9th November 2018
This week we looked at the story of ‘Rama and Sita’. The children re-enacted the story, drew pictures of the characters and created Rangoli patterns, using repeated shape patterns and created divas with the play dough and gems. We also discussed celebrations and the children shared a circle time where they talked about the celebrations they take part in with their family.
Next week is Anti-bullying week. The slogan this year is, ‘Friendship week.’ On Monday 12th November, the children are welcome to wear odd socks to school to help raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week. Odd Socks Day is a fun opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality. On Friday 16th November, we are also having a pyjama day and asking for £1 contribution.
2nd November 2018
This week we looked at the Story ‘Room on the Broom.’ The children were role playing the story, drawing their favourite characters and making spells. They visited the wooded area to collect sticks and made their own wands and magic potions.
Next week we will be learning about Diwali - the Hindu Festival of Light. We will be recreating Rangoli patterns through drawing, painting and soft play blocks. We will listen to the story of Rama and Sita and make diva lamps from play dough and decorative materials. We would like to invite parents to come and talk about how you celebrate Diwali. Please talk to Reception staff if you are available to do so.
All children will be swimming next week.